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Do You Poken?

Do You Poken?

Do you poken?

This is actually not a question, but it is a new website that promotes a so-called social network tool that can help you to maintain your friends at social networking sites or the sites: Poken

It is a little bit complicated to explain what Poken is – even the official site cannot clearly define it is. I had to re-read the information for two or three times until I clearly understood. Anyway, Poken is NOT another social network site. It simply is a tool that can bring together your social networking sites that you already have, with special advantage to easily connect with people you meet in the real life (as if there is a fake lie :P).

What you need to do is simply “high-four”ing the people you meet in the real world (using the Poken cute device), connecting the UBS connector (attached in the device) to your computer, and upload your friends’ contact to your poken database. You can also select, via the website, which of your social network profiles you want to share.

It sounds fun!

After numerous invitations to join numerous social network sites that I have deleted, I guess this is an innovation to bridge all those social network sites and connect with your friends easily. Yet, I guess it needs more than online promotion – or mere, traditional promotion – to promote this new, innovative device. Extra efforts need to be considered to make this Poken device known to the whole world.

So, now, if you meet a cute girl, or decent gentleman, you just need to'”high four” and, voila, you get his/her Facebook ! Or you met Steve Job that out of the blue promised  you a job in Apple HQ? No need to worry, just “high four” him and you would meet him at his LinkedIn đŸ˜›


LinkedIn continues to buck the recession business trend of slimming down by expanding out, today announcing the launch of a dedicated site for Germany. The service will be bad news for Xing, the market-leading business social network in Germany and much of Europe but LinkedIn, headed by EU managing director Kevin Eyres in London, is aggressively pushing into the continent.

Sites for Spain and France saw significant growth after launch last year – Spain added 200,000 users in two months and France topped 700,000 – and LinkedIn is aiming to grow the existing userbase of 500,000 in Germany. Of those, 80% connect outside Germany using English, but Eyres said the introduction of a locally focused service will trigger more domestic activity.

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LinkedIn is so popular in Europe, yet I haven’t heard any buzz from Indonesian market. I guess I have to start browsing the existence of LinkedIn in Indonesia.

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